The UNCSA kids are getting a great field trip education of the Yadkin River and it's watersheds. They have danced on the rocks at Shoals, seen the effects of Duke Energy's coal ash ponds, danced amid the graffitti under the bridges of Peters Creek, one of the main city watershed creeks of the Yadkin. Last weekend, they danced on the ledges of Shacktown falls and felt the power of the tumbling water that once powered several mills situated near North Deep Creek in Yadkin County.
Dance for the River project has been as much as a learning curve for me as a photographer as it has been for my subjects. My main work has always been documentary and editorial. This has been unique in a way that I am trying to capture movement and how it relates to the environment around each dancer. Dance for the River tells a story through dance and hopefully provides a unique environmental message about the Yadkin River, our main drinking source for Winston-Salem.